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Post by Terry Romine » Sat May 07, 2005 10:56 am

Seeking a word for one who crafts the rules/policies/by-laws for an organization (not a legislator or politician).
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Post by Erik_Kowal » Sat May 07, 2005 5:26 pm

How about policymaker, policy unit, policy director?
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Post by Phil White » Sat May 07, 2005 5:57 pm

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Post by JANE DOErell » Sun May 08, 2005 5:37 pm

I should think perhaps "parlementarian" might be a word for the needs described in the OP. (It does not appear in a search here. Nor is it in some other popular online sources but it does get a brief definiton at m-w.com.)
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Post by russcable » Sun May 08, 2005 8:31 pm

A parliamentarian is usually someone who makes sure that existing rules are followed, in particular, the rules involving the procedures of the meetings of an organization, e.g. the order of the meeting, how motions are made, how many members are needed for a vote, etc.
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Post by Erik_Kowal » Sun May 08, 2005 9:21 pm

Actually, this word is normally spelt 'parliamentarian'. :-)
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Post by haro » Sun May 08, 2005 10:52 pm

I assume that the policies etc. crafted by that person are subject to some kind of acceptance procedure and possibly modifications by the organization or its governing body. So maybe 'policy drafter,' 'policy draftsman / -woman / -person' may be considered too.

Since a parliamentarian may also be an ordinary member of a parliament, I think it leaves too wide a scope for misinterpretation.
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Post by dalehileman » Mon May 09, 2005 1:05 am

Framer, systematizer, schematist----nah

When I asked Laverne, who is quicker than I in every way, she also immediately came up with "parliamentarian," so I guess that's about as close as you can come
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Post by Ken Greenwald » Mon May 09, 2005 1:18 am

A benevolent despot often cuts down haggling and committee meetings! (<:)
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Post by William Barclay » Mon May 09, 2005 2:45 am

hmmm..."benevolent despot".

I like the sound of that. It would make a nice epitaph on my headstone. No?
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Post by Erik_Kowal » Mon May 09, 2005 7:47 am

William, which do you like the sound of more? 'Benevolent', or 'despot'? :-)

PS -- Do give our regards to John Bolton!
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Post by JANE DOErell » Mon May 09, 2005 1:28 pm

JANE DOErell wrote: I should think perhaps "parlementarian" "parliamentarian" might be a word for the needs described in the OP. (It does not appear in a search here. Nor is it in some other popular online sources but it does get a brief definiton at m-w.com.)
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Post by Erik_Kowal » Mon May 09, 2005 6:28 pm

This is rather curious -- Russ Cable and Dale Hileman are the two people who most recently contributed postings to this thread according to 'Active Topics', but nothing recent from either of them shows up when you click on the thread. I wonder how this posting will fare?
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Post by dalehileman » Mon May 09, 2005 9:12 pm

I keep telling you guys about Bill Gates' software

But it has something to do with editing
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Post by Phil White » Tue May 10, 2005 7:56 am

Dale's right. The "most recent poster" is in fact the "most recent editor".
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